Attorney General Becerra Issues Statement in Response to U.S. Department of Justice’s Approval of Bayer Acquisition

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Contact: (916) 210-6000,

SACRAMENTO – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Justice's approval of the Bayer-Monsanto merger: 

“The California Department of Justice (Cal DOJ) will carefully examine the settlement announced today by the U.S. Department of Justice allowing two massive agricultural companies, Bayer and Monsanto, to merge. Coming on the heels of the Dow/Dupont and ChemChina/Syngenta mergers, this deal could further suffocate competition in the agricultural sector. The cumulative impact of unchecked industry consolidation hurts farmers, consumers, and workers in California and around the country. Our state is the breadbasket for America and the world. Cal DOJ will do whatever is necessary to protect our people and our interests.”

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